Definition of tappa in English:
A short folk song of northern Indian origin.
- ‘Thumris’, ‘chaitis’ and ‘tappas’, with a rich folk and classical base, under the music direction of the creative genius, Vanraj Bhatia, took filmgoers to another era.
- I sang one of my favourites: a rare tappa in raga Jangla set to ada-chautal and I invited her to dance to a tappa.
- Though her tappa could not rise above the average, she made it up with moving rendering of thumri, kajri and bhajan.
from Hindi ṭappā.